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Ideas for Your Summer Bucket List

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Purdue chapter.

Like many others, I am sure for the past few months you have been engrossed in school, studying away, focused on understanding more and more information. Like many others, I am sure that now that summer is coming, you may be scrambling to come up with plans for the summer. Do not fret. I have a few ideas that you can add to your bucket list to make this summer the true break to help you recover from the semester!

  • Mini-Golfing: This is a classic in every way. There are dozens of courses in each county. It would honestly be a shame to skip mini-golfing this season. Whether you are going with your besties that you haven’t seen since you left for the semester or are using this as a date-night, mini-golfing is the ultimate summer experience! Dress cute, take fun pictures, and have a blast mini-golfing this summer!
  • Visit an Amusement/Water Park: Again, this is not original but this is another staple of the summer. Go with some friends or family and enjoy some time in the sun. Unless you get motion-sickness, this is a fun way to let loose this summer!
  • 24 Hour Reading Challenge: This is for all the book girlies out there! If you are like me, I am sure you have seen the 24 hour reading challenge on Tik Tok but have not wanted to give up studying time to try it. However, the summer is the perfect time to tackle this challenge. If you have not heard of this, the 24 hour reading challenge is where you either, individually or with some friends, grab a few books, stock up on snacks, and set a timer for 24 hours where you just read as much as you can. For book lovers, this sounds like a dream. So this summer, good luck and happy reading!
  • Visit a Farmer’s Market: Last but not least, you should take some time this summer to visit your local farmer’s market. This is yet another staple of the summer. There is nothing like walking around in the sun and supporting your local businesses. Go out, get some homemade jams, and make some fun summer memories!

This is not an exhaustive list of things to do but I hope these ideas help you grow your own unique summer bucket list!

Carissa Ray is the senior editor at the Her Campus Purdue Chapter. She edits all articles under all topics for the chapter and helps with events throughout the semester. She also writes articles for the chapter and typically writes entertainment pieces. She has been a member of the chapter since January of 2023! Carissa is currently a junior studying at Purdue University. She is majoring in Psychological Sciences with minors in Spanish and Forensic Sciences. Aside from Her Campus, Carissa is also on the board of the Purdue Chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership honors society. She is the Service and Events Chair as well as the stand-in Alumni and Awards chair. For the honors society, she is in charge of creating the monthly Alumni newsletters and editing them. She is also a mentor for the College of Health and Human Sciences. In the future, she hopes to become a Forensic Psychologist and potentially work for the FBI. When she is not busy with school, Carissa is a huge book nerd and loves to read anything with mystery, romance, or fantasy. She also loves dancing and is part of the Purdue Higher Ground Dance Company. She enjoys jazz, hip hop, and theater dance styles. Finally, if she has any extra time, she is a TV buff and enjoys binging TV shows like Modern Family, The Vampire Diaries, or Supernatural.